On Your Bike
Today is a particularly stunning Spring day in Cornwall. Birds are singing, the sun is shining and the air is perfectly crisp. If I wasn't sitting here typing away I think I would like to be on my bike heading down the Pentewan Cycle Trail. We have a few of these in Cornwall and it really is a great way to see the countryside and coast.
One of the most popular routes on from Pentewan is to the fishing village of Mevagissey. Quintessential Cornwall with fish and chips and olde worlde pubs! Watch the fishing boats bob around in the harbour.
Or you can cycle to Charlestown, a famous film location with its tall ships and period setting. You may recognise the surroundings from Poldark, or be lucky enough to catch them filming. Really great places to eat here too, you'd be spoilt for choice. You can also cycle on to St Austell, where you'll find a cinema, bowling alley and shops - ideal if the weather takes a turn!
This part of Cornwall is rugged in its beauty. You can cycle around the clay trails, a strange landscape full of man made hills and stunning coastal views. Often a really peaceful place to get away too.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan are another popular destination, just voted 'Garden of the Year' by the BBC's Countryfile magazine. The garden has been lovingly restored, with a Victorian formal garden, a beautiful orchard and the wild tropics of an exotic garden to explore - complete with boardwalk. Watch out for the sleeping giant too.
Another jewel in Cornwall's crown, the Eden Project can be cycled to from Pentewan. A really interesting place to visit, what they have managed to achieve with the empty craters of a China clay pit is amazing! An impressive tropical biome and a Mediterranean one too provide an immersive experience. Wonderfully warm to escape to in the cold and great educational fun for all ages. In the summer they hold music concerts and in the winter you can go ice skating, brill.
To find out more about the routes you can do from Pentewan Valley Cycle Hire just check out the cycle hire website.